About Us

We are British Columbia’s health research agency. We are working towards a future where BC is recognized worldwide for its vibrant, coherent, inclusive, and globally competitive health research system, which improves the health of British Columbians, the health system and the economy. Considerations of equity, diversity and inclusion are top-of-mind as we begin our journey together, and our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and self-determination will guide us.

As a provincial organization, our work extends across many Indigenous lands and territories throughout BC. We acknowledge with respect and humility that our Vancouver office is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Current Funding Opportunities

Health Research BC-Mitacs Industry-Based Program

Through a partnership with Mitacs, the program provides graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with a placement at a life sciences company in order to gain business skills within the sector.

Research Trainee Program

LOI deadline has passed. Supports the best and brightest health researchers in training to enable career development and support world-class health research in BC.

CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship

Through a partnership with CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, the HSI Fellowship provides doctoral and postdoctoral awardees with an experiential learning opportunity within health system organizations, where they can advance the organization’s impact goals and contribute to improved health system performance.

Applications are now open for:

Latest News


Tribute to Dr. Doug Cochrane

21 February 2024

With sadness, Health Research BC acknowledges that Dr. Doug Cochrane, a board member until very recently, has passed away.


Charting the Course: Priority-based funding to address pressing health challenges

16 February 2024

Health Research BC will increase focus on research opportunities delivering solutions for BC's foremost challenges.


A woman doctor smiles while speaking into a headset with her patient, who is talking to her on a video call. There is an office environment in the background.

A call away: Virtual physicians offer safe, timely guidance through 8-1-1 line

15 February 2024

Do online doctors provide safe advice? Ross Duncan and researchers wanted to find out.

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